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Pre-Christian Religions of the North: Sources

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This short story tells of the dealings between Þorleifr jarlaskáld and Earl Hákon of Hlaðir in Norway, where Þorleifr uses his knowledge of magic and his skills with words to avenge the injustice he has experienced with the earl.


[excerpt from] ÞorlJ ch. 4b

4b. Þorleifs þáttr jarlaskálds

Þá sat Hákon jarl á Hlǫðum. Þ...

At the time the jarl was stay...

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Flateyjarbók is the largest preserved manuscript from the Icelandic middle ages, written in the late 14th century. Þorleifs þáttr jarlaskálds is part of this work.


(Contributed by Liv Marit Aurdal.)


Main text: Þorleifs þáttr jarlaskálds

Attributes: sea journey stranger intrudes into hall Magical ritual Feast Ship storms, bad weather Magic Weather Sea

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Text sections: unattrib ÞorlJ 4bI


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